University of Bristol

UK

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THE World Ranking: 76

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The University of Bristol is one of the top 50 universities in the world and top ten in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2018), located in a beautiful, vibrant English city. Bristol offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across six faculties: Arts; Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Health Sciences; Science; and Social Sciences and Law. Around 23,000 students from more than 120 countries currently study here, creating a rich and exciting international community. Founded in 1876, Bristol is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities. Our outstanding research-led teaching means students have access to academics who are experts in their fields. Thirteen Nobel Prize winners are linked to the University, including Winston Churchill, Chancellor from 1929 to 1965, and our current Chancellor, Sir Paul Nurse. The University is at the heart of the historic city of Bristol, in the south-west of England. Big enough to be exciting but small enough to be safe and friendly, the city is known for its vibrant culture, green spaces and independent spirit. It’s no wonder Bristol has been named the UK’s best place to live (Sunday Times, 2017). From Bristol you can easily explore the UK and Europe – the city has a busy international airport, is only 90 minutes from London, and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. As a top five UK institution for research intensity (joint fifth in THE analysis of REF 2014), Bristol is at the cutting edge of global research. Our academics tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues across a wide range of disciplines ranging from cardiovascular disease to climate change. Thanks to our strong connections with hundreds of organisations worldwide, Bristol is ranked 6th in the UK for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2018), as well as being in the top four UK universities targeted by leading employers (High Fliers, 2018). Bristol offers a supportive environment, where we encourage personal as well as academic growth. We offer a huge range of social, cultural and sporting opportunities, and over 300 clubs and societies. Our International Office will support you from your first enquiry to your arrival in Bristol, and offer help and advice throughout your studies. We guarantee a place in University accommodation for all first-year international students who apply by the deadline (subject to conditions).

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‘Take a few moments to reflect’: End of the academic year

‘The end of the academic year always sneaks up on you. One moment you’re sitting in the library, staring into books for days and then, all of a sudden, the exam invigilator says “pens down” and you’re done. Maybe you head to the pub for a drink to celebrate or maybe you just go home and head straight to bed. Will you be going home soon? Or will you be taking a vacation?  In the blink of an eye everything changes when that final

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‘The process was laughably confusing’: Moving accommodation at the end of the year

Before arriving at university I’d never moved house. Whether you think this is fortunate or unfortunate, it left me quite unprepared for packing my belongings at the end of my first year. Since I was returning to the US before the let on my accommodation began, I needed to store the many belongings I’d amassed during first year. The process was laughably confusing.   The first question I asked myself that summer was simple: Where do I store my stuff?

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‘Open the books and start revising’: How to find your best study schedule

While there's much fun to be had while studying in a new country, ultimately you'll need to get your head down to study when it matters. Emilia offers some tips from her own time as an international student in the UK...   ‘The library is a critical part of university geography. At Bristol , the Arts and Social Sciences library — not so affectionately dubbed ‘the ASS’ — merges a central 24/7 library with

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‘When my friends go home... I pretend that I’ve gone home as well’: Coping with homesickness

Homesickness is one of the biggest hurdles for international students to overcome - it's a big reason why many decide not to pursue study abroad (which is a shame). Everyone feels homesick at some point, even domestic students who you'll meet. Emilia talks about her experiences missing home and how she combatted it...   ‘As an international student, going home frequently becomes a taboo topic amongst friends. Your housemate who lives in

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Key facts and figures at University of Bristol

Rankings

Hotcourses Diversity Index (What is this?)

DIVERSITY INDEX
Source: HESA

131 International student nationalities at this university

FEEL AT HOME INDEX
Source: HESA

2.03% International students from USA

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: THE

76

OVERALL SCORE

64.8%

TEACHING

45.7%

INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

84.8%

INDUSTRY INCOME

39.3%

RESEARCH

51.2%

CITATIONS

94.7%
QS World University Rankings 2017-2018
Source: QS

44

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017
Source: ARWU

61

Student life in numbers

COSTS PER YEAR
LIVING COSTS

£13,000

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£7,918

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR

UNDERGRADUATE

£18,680

POSTGRADUATE

£17,930

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Shreya, Singapore 4

Definitely an experience of a lifetime

I have been enjoying my University experience so much thus far. The course is interesting and very intellectually stimulating and the lecturers and tutors are supportive. The city is lovely as well and there is always something to do, be it with a society or just on your own. The most important advice read full review

I have been enjoying my University experience so much thus far. The course is interesting and very intellectually stimulating and the lecturers and tutors are supportive. The city is lovely as well and there is always something to do, be it with a society or just on your own. The most important advice I would give someone thinking of studying at the University of Bristol is to make sure they have researched the course they wish to apply for thoroughly and if possible, to visit the city and campus during one of the Open Days. show less

Arvind 5

AccFin @ Bristol

Work hard, explore the city and start using the careers services early on your course.

Work hard, explore the city and start using the careers services early on your course.